Excitement As Crowds Await The Visit of King George VI

Photo reference number: 947

Two months after the Coronation (12 May 1937), on 14 July, King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth visited Newport. They proceeded from the Railway Station to the garden of St Mary's Lodge, Fields Road, where the King cut the first sod for the building of the Civic Centre.

Photo: "Newport Encyclopaedia. Coronation Year And Royal Visit Souvenir. 1937"